So please forgive the random thoughts. Mary Shelley…I love you!! Dear Hollywood - you lying dung pile of literature-savaging, no talent hacks…you got this all wrong.
Share via Email Mary W. Victor Frankenstein is a hard-working young man at university who discovers how to give life to an inanimate body and uses his knowledge to create a man-monster.
He believes his discovery will lead to further scientific advances but when he succeeds in bringing his creation to life he is filled with loathing. I enjoyed this book, which ultimately questions what it is to be human.
Every book that has been written about artificial intelligence since Frankenstein owes something to Mary Shelley. I found the relationship between monster and creator compelling and fascinating.
I liked the chapters in the story that were narrated by the monster because I sympathised with his loneliness, while I thought Victor Frankenstein was arrogant and self-righteous.
Ultimately it is Frankenstein who must answer for the monstrous act committed by his creation.
Generally this book is regarded as a horror story but I would have to disagree. More than anything else this is a sad book, when you think about what would have happened if the monster had not been so alone, and if every human had not spurned him in the way they did.
I have been thinking about this ever since I turned the final page. The writing is complex and vivid and expresses the anguish of both monster and creator. Those who do not enjoy complicated and slightly old-fashioned writing will find it difficult to read, but I thought the story was exceptionally well told and the writing definitely brought it to life.
Join the site and send us your review!Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus was written by Mary Shelley; wife of the famous English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; and published in The book is a foray into the genre of Gothic-horror fiction and one of the first of its kind.
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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein probably suffers in particular from a combination of Hollywood firepower and over ambition. Robert De Niro plays the monster (more on him later) and Francis Ford Coppola was a . The first year I taught "Frankenstein," I was 23 years old and knew little about the novel — or anything else, for that matter.
The edition I chose for my students did not help: It had no notes. Mary Shelley’s beautifully written novel begins in the bleak North Pole, on a boat trapped in ice with a crew almost certain to die.
Ah yes, the words of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published on Mar 11, I first read this story in high school, then again in college and love it both times. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Frankenstein Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Mary Shelley, who wrote the book during an idyllic sojourn with the bad boys of Romantic literature, Lord Byron and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, is a subject of interest (and scandal) herself, which may make her interesting to teens.
It is there that Captain Robert Walton finds Victor Frankenstein. May 23, · Elle Fanning portrays the title character in “Mary Shelley,” which explores the life of the famed writer and the origins of her book “Frankenstein.”.